Shaw University ends baseball program
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Baseball has struck out at Shaw University in Raleigh.
The university announced Friday that Shaw will no longer compete in baseball.
"This was a difficult decision to make," said Interim Athletic Director Marcus Clarke. "Shaw has a long tradition in baseball. However, as we look to address the fiscal needs of the entire athletic program, it became apparent that reducing the number of sports was a tough, but necessary decision that had to be made at this point."
In 2013, the Bears were 8-26 and 1-17 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Shaw won CIAA championships in 1947, 1969, 1982, 1993, 2001, 2002 and 2006.
Over the last three seasons, the Bears were 34-78, with a 16-48 record in the conference.
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